Jaya Avendel
hide bio
Poll: Do you think it is okay to spank a child? Vote Now!
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 02-02-17, id: 1081707, Profile Updated: 04-13-18
Author has written 26 stories for Fantasy, Fable, Mystery, Humor, Family, Haiku, Life, and Friendship.

Hi, my name is Jaya. You can find me on Fanfiction here.

I do NOT support child abuse of any kind. Reading and writing about child abuse makes me so sad when I think of all the children suffering out there with no help or hope or aid. I write about child abuse to give vent to my feelings.

I have been writing ever since I was nine, and have pursued it to this day.

I enjoy reading fantasy books. I adore mysteries, especially murder mysteries. I especially like Agatha Christie murder mysteries. Her plots have truly touched my heart.

I hand write all my stories (for the most part!) and I am beginning to type them up so I can share them with the world and eventually try a shot at publishing.

I find that hand writing helps me connect deeply with my characters and really understand them. I like to be organized but not up to the point of making out tons of little note cards before hand and then sitting down to write the story! Where is the fun in that? Writing is supposed to be a fin adventure, full of learning and experience. It is not supposed to be a dreaded thing to do. We have to be free to write. We have to be open with our thoughts. We cannot be afraid of ourselves or what other people think. Because writing is another way to explore ourselves. With writing there are no limits.

Writing is a refuge for me, where I leave this world and let my characters and my imagination guide my pen. The story belongs to the characters in it. I just write it for them. Sometimes I have to remind them who is in control of the pen though!

Tangled Webs is my best story yet, for I have learned so much and grown in so many ways since joining Fictionpress. The reviews and encouragement and, better still, the criticism I have received have been more then helpful.

If you have any thoughts about any of my works, please feel free to review the work in question and tell me what you think. Or you can PM me if you do not feel comfortable leaving a review. I mean it! And thanks for reading. I hope I have inspired some of you!

Thanks so much!

P.S; TIP: Always consider alternate possibilities to a situation or event when plotting. The possibilities are endless with a good imagination! I admit my plots are a bit careless sometimes. I just WRITE!

My Forums:

The Moving Mercenaries: A place for writers to help each other out, connect, and have a good time. Anyone is welcome to join.


And since I like making people smile . . . rest assured you are having a bad day if you do not smile after reading all the below.

Reposted from another Author's profile. I cannot remember who it was. Credits to whoever made these hilarious jokes.

Kids are Quick

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glen, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong.
GLEN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie, always say 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
: Because George still had the axe in his hand.

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

More funny jokes, reposted from Pip the Dark Lord of All's profile:

On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special!)

On some Swann frozen dinners:
Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(But it's 'just' a suggestion!)

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert: (printed on bottom of the box)
Do not turn upside down.
(a little too late, huh?)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
Product will be hot after heating.
(Really? Are you sure?)

On Nytol sleep aid:
Warning: may cause drowsiness.

On a Korean kitchen knife:
Warning: keep out of children.
(I think something got lost in the translation)

On Sainsbury's peanuts:
Warning: contains nuts.

On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(somebody got paid big bucks to write this one...)

On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
(Was that a popular problem...?)

On a child's Superman costume:

Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly

Everything I write, I own. You may not have it.

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Soldier Jack by The Warrior Poet reviews
The concluding installment! A sequel to Jack Simple and Jack in the Wald, but can be read as a standalone. Crushed between two warring Kingdoms, thrust into the midst of a bloody frontier war, Jack does everything he must to protect his family, his liberty, and his home. Rated 'M' for violence, suggestive themes, and some coarse language. Reviews would be most appreciated!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 76,367 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 8/31/2017
Inner Wolf, Inner Warrior by BradytheJust reviews
A war-torn world, with borders drawn in blood, ravaged by greed for a precious metal, with its only rule is the way of the kill. This is the world of Galatan, and the only hero in this land is the one man who doesn't want to be one. However, fate has a cruel way of getting what it wants...and soon this warrior must not only become a hero but deal with the fierce beast inside...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 135,541 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 10/20/2015
Shattered Fortress III: Allies by Barbados reviews
Picking up right where SFII left off, we find Azad is imprisoned, the Dryn Mar exiled, and the Avol Heraz in control of the ruling Council. As secrets both ancient and recent begin to surface, the fate of Bron Nasaal hangs in the balance. / reviews returned, as always /
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,489 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/11 - Published: 11/30/2017
Angel by Wildcat227 reviews
just something I tossed together when I couldn't sleep. Hope you like it!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/27/2017 - Complete
Clodhopper the Invincible by Seudonimo Voldeminty reviews
An inconsequential ship's boy makes his escape. Three sentence fiction, an attempt. Enjoy :)
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2017
We're not Broken, Just Bent by BradytheJust reviews
"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and beravement, who can tolerate not knowing, not healing, not curing, that is a friend who cares."- Henri Nouwen
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2017 - Complete
The Meadow Children by M3rcy reviews
Kevin loved playing with the other children in the meadow. One day, a new boy arrived.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 686 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/20/2017 - Complete
It Is Not Over Yet by M3rcy reviews
I spat the blood out from my mouth. It collided to the ground, splashing like a heavy raindrop. My dark blue eyes glistened as they looked up at my opponent.
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 841 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/8/2017 - Complete
Unholy Alliance by BradytheJust reviews
An alliance of Drow and Spiders can only have one goal, the destruction of all elf kind.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2017 - Complete
The Illusion of Love by Arthur Felix reviews
A cynical little poem about love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/4/2017
Jack in the Wald by The Warrior Poet reviews
A sequel to my story "Jack Simple". A year has passed since Jack made his escape from the Village of Brecht. Now settled in a new life, he encounters an ancient force in the woods that is beyond his understanding. One thing is clear: this force has laid claim to Jack, and it will not stop until it owns him. Suggestive themes (nothing explicit). Story complete! Please R&R!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 36,862 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/31/2017 - Published: 7/9/2017 - Complete
The Black Horror of Lichfield by HuiLang reviews
Elaine finds herself confronting an strange Gothic cathedral evil beyond measure and holding the town of Lichfield within its sinewy grips. Elaine must confront her past in order to do the one duty she must do in order to free the townspeople of the Victorian town of Lichfield. This was a short story I wrote for a class around in 1994/1995.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,052 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/6/2017 - Published: 10/28/2016 - Complete
Sunken Ships Set Sail by Barbados reviews
When a cache of ancient ships are discovered buried in a massive cavern beneath the jungles of Rut Nasaal, Taleb finds himself at the head of an expedition to retrieve them. As the ships begin to reveal their secrets, Taleb winds up in a dire situation. R&R, and enjoy - thank you!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,646 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/1/2017 - Published: 7/15/2016 - Complete
Under a blue-grey sky by alltheeagles reviews
Around here, it isn't safe to be young and pretty, girls OR boys. Well, me, I'm ugly enough to live. But then there's Rayne. Between the face that screams TAKE ME and the daydreaming and crazy talk of magic, it's only a matter of time before the Snatchers get Rayne. And then what will I do? The sensible thing: stay out of it. But well, sometimes my heart doesn't agree with my head.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 41 - Words: 90,554 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/21/2017 - Published: 7/20/2015 - Complete
Shattered Fortress II: Adversaries by Barbados reviews
[Complete] In the wake of Cyrus' promotion to Director, Azad knew things would change, and he had doubted it would be for the better. However, he had not expected the identical shifts in the auras of Cyrus and Ela. Now he has a new hope, and if he can convince them to join his cause, then at last he could have his revolution. /reviews returned. (T for violence)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,952 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2017 - Published: 4/13/2017 - Complete
Two Cups Full by s.antares reviews
Has anyone ever told you that 'good enough is good enough' ? I wrote this poem in response to someone who said just that.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/6/2017 - Complete
Advice by Akuma Kawashima reviews
Just a friendly reminder.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2017 - Complete
The Bosom Vale by The Warrior Poet reviews
A honey-tongued lord, a naive milkmaid, and secret deeds in a dark castle. One of the darkest poems I have ever written, in two parts.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 693 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2016 - Published: 11/1/2016 - Complete
Shattered Fortress I: Visitors by Barbados reviews
[Complete] On the isolated skyland of Bron Nasaal, Cyrus is investigating an usual case of psychic powers when he stumbles across a deeply buried secret. Now, the ruling Directors of Bron Nasaal want to speak with him, and Cyrus realizes the secret he uncovered is only the beginning. /reviews returned
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,165 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/11/2016 - Published: 1/5/2016 - Complete
What War Truly Is by RainbowJH reviews
We ask ourselves-what is war?Families torn apart, women and children killed/held as bait, entire villages destroyed, people starving, mothers trying to protect their children, fathers and sons going to fight and never coming back, lines drawn, soldiers fighting, conspiracies upon conspiracies are some of the things we can think of. But is that truly it? Reviews returned
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2015 - Complete
Monolith by Barbados reviews
Matka Niebo has made an incredible discovery: a mysterious crystalline monolith giving off an aura of incredible power. As rebel forces grow bolder in their fight against Matka's homeland, Matka is tasked with unlocking the secret of the monolith. But is the monolith a tool, or a player itself?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Lines at Night by Barbados reviews
Snapshot of one night in a young girl's life, and the curious behavior she unknowingly exhibits.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Tangled Webs: Clash Of Steel reviews
Scattered to the corners of Zhengyian, the Sinafeys and their friends struggle to survive. Kimmeriel comes face to face with his father in a clash of minds. Druzil learns to live without his soulbrothers at his side. Kiowa learns to accept his magi brothers as they embark on a path washed with blood and carved from steel. Welcome to inferno.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 28,041 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 3/16
Tangled Webs: Brothers In Arms reviews
Druzil and Rizzen Sinafey have left their home on a search for their missing six brothers. How will the surface dwellers receive the drow, known for their killer merciless reputation? What will happen to Druzil's drow brothers, wanted Dead or Alive? Will the eight Sinafey brothers find reunion and acceptance as they battle the prejudice and hate they come across?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/20 - Published: 3/24/2017 - Complete
A To Z reviews
This is going to be a listing of many separate haiku's as chapters, with each chapter containing one or more haiku's for one letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. The subject is not clear yet, but I know I want all the haiku's to be full of love and friendship. Reviews appreciated. Thanks!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/14 - Published: 5/12/2017
Friendship reviews
Friendship is not broken by time, distance, or space.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2017 - Complete
A Darkness Dwells Within Us reviews
My thoughts on a certain way of teaching children lessons.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/14/2017 - Complete
Perseus and Old Twister reviews
Old Twister is wrecking the land! Perseus is a man full of problems. Can he stop Old Twister before it is to late and still get what he wants?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2017 - Complete
When My Son Cried reviews
Evil dwells in the heart of man. Great evil.
Poetry: Family - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3/2017 - Complete
Sense or Sensibility? reviews
Eight children descend from their own world into the human realm and cause utter chaos at an orphanage for respectable children.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,795 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/31/2017 - Complete
The Headless Girl reviews
A young woman loses her head when she refuses an old beggar a meal. Will she ever get it to grow back again and stay on her shoulders?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,360 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2017 - Complete
Seductive Lure reviews
A young, irresponsible boy is suddenly thrown into a much bigger role in life when his elder brother drowns because of his actions.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,875 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/29/2017 - Complete
Caught! reviews
A boy and a man are drawn together when their lives are put in disarray for different reasons.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/28/2017 - Complete
The Stair reviews
Where does the magical stair lead? What will each girl find when they climb it?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2017 - Complete
The Orange Witch and the Goldfish reviews
The Orange Witch lost her lover to her rival in love. Using her evil magic, she punished her once lover and left him cursed forever. Can Mrs. Gniveirg protect her children and free her lover at the same time?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,987 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Tangled Webs reviews
Druzil Sinafey is new to the surface world. Bringing up baby Rizzen will be hard for him all alone. He must hide and steal from the elves. Life is difficult but Druzil also finds moments to appreciate life and all its beauty, something he has never been able to do before. But with life there is also death and danger and Rizzen has a free spirit . . . . .
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,906 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/23/2017 - Published: 2/3/2017 - Complete
Cloud Place and Bear Man reviews
Are we all really animals in spirit? Is man really bear?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Complete
The Fairy who searched for a Good Deed reviews
Fairies are immortal. Will the lily fairy die of mortality?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,051 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Complete
The Lady of the Winter Frost
What will happen when the seasons clash?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,177 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Complete
The Maiden with the Hair the Color of the Golden Wheat
Thye is only an old woman. Can she save her land from total destruction?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 761 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Complete
The Blanket reviews
A young boy causes chaos when he gives away an old, magical blanket. How will he get it back before it causes the enemy to win the war?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,027 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Complete
Into A Dream reviews
What happens if you go into a dream? Is it utter craziness? Would you ever do it again?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/18/2017 - Complete
Poison reviews
Everyone in the Underdark is rotting away! Is it because of the captured slave, Lavadill? Corex soon realizes that Lavadil is the only person that can help him. As much as it smarts to help the enemy, he has no choice. But then Lavadil abandons him . . . or does he?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,402 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2017 - Complete
The Lighthouse and the Orphan reviews
Can the Lonely Orphan ever find a home? And why can no one else see the mysterious Lighthouse but him?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,056 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/22/2017 - Complete
The Octopus and the Mermaid reviews
The octopus Ynitsed is out of place for he has TEN tentacles. And the mermaid Erutuf has an extra fin! Both are laughed and made fun of in their ocean home. Can the two somehow find a way to heal their hurts?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/11/2017 - Complete
The Sleeping Ship reviews
Vision has been trapped by a evil spell. Can the Dream Keeper save her and the young Captain from the enchantment? Or will he be ignored and Vision trapped forever?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2017 - Complete
Old Mulberry and the Fairies
The sad, bewitched mulberry tree stands lost among the trees of the orchard until a group of fairy musicians revive his memory and he is alive once more. Maybe even the fairy queen will come to visit him. Can the other trees forget their jealously to?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 976 - Published: 2/5/2017 - Complete
The Rogue and the Ring reviews
The rogue Artemis has been searching for the ring for eighteen years. If he finds it, what will he do with it? And what if he decides to keep it? His employers would be angry. What will they do to him? The ring will cause Artemis much trouble. Will the rogue ever find a home? And if he does, who will it be with? The darker side of evil, perhaps?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,477 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/5/2017 - Complete